As Cool As a Refrigerator:

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The beauty of technology is the ever increasing improvements in design, features, and the added advantage of cost depreciation. Hence, even the most economically priced refrigerators available today have significant advantages over older models. They're quieter, do not require defrosting, are easier to clean, and are much more energy efficient.
As a general rule, two people should have at least 10 cubic feet of refrigerator space, not including freezer space. Add 1 1/2 more cubic feet for each additional family member. Most refrigerators are 28 to 34 inches deep, so they protrude a few inches from cabinets and countertops, which are 24 inches deep. Couples or small families may find that a model with 18 to 22 cubic feet of storage will suit their needs, but larger families or those who enjoy entertaining may need more space. The advantage to this is that the doors do not bump the countertop or cabinets when they open.
The most common type of refrigerator is the two-door top-mount unit--with the freezer mounted atop the refrigerator. The main complaints with this type are that things get lost in the back of the freezer and that the bottom shelves of the refrigerator are awkward to access. In a bottom-mount unit, however, the freezer--basically a large drawer that slides out for easy access--lies below the refrigerator. More frequently used refrigerator items are at eye level.

A side-by-side model offers convenient access to both the refrigerator and freezer and makes good use of door space. However, narrow freezers do not easily accommodate big items such as pizzas or turkeys. Also, side-by-sides wastes a good deal of energy because their tall, narrow freezer compartments are harder to cool.
Economical models are often available in white only; black and almond are sometimes offered. A stainless-steel exterior is pricey but adds an appealing retro look. Some models offer door panels in a wider range of colors and finishes. In general the advanced features are water dispenser, Ice dispenser, humidity control, deodorizing, adjustable shelves, quick freezing, freezer lamp, clean back, open door alarm, and door lock. As a general rule of thumb, it is better to stick to buying one of the more popular brands in the market. A few examples are Godrej, Hitachi, LG, Samsung, Videocon, Whirlpool and etc.

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